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Bubblegum Has Stuck To Status Quo, And It's A Stain They Need Ridding Of

Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 4 December 1971

IMAGES FOR bands are acquired, changed, but seldom forgotten – and such is the case with Status Quo. Underrated yet very talented, over a period of five years they have produced fine music from a consistent line-up – though they did lose an organist on the way. The bubblegum tag was firmly stuck on Status Quo with their two million seller, 'Pictures Of Match-stick Men', but before that they had been doing good old rock and roll, which nobody wanted to know about at the time.

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